New Volvo V60 Plug In
Before the boom of the electric car, Volvo announced that they would be steering clear of the electric car and hybrid models due to the scale of potential customers. Since then, the firm have been developing a new form of engine technology that will rival the likes of hybrid and electric car developments.
However, this week the firm have announced their first hybrid diesel model since the statement. The new V60 Plug In Hybrid model which will start from the £51,675 price mark. The deliveries of the model are expected to commence in August.
Whilst it may be the first hybrid development, it is believed that the Volvo firm will not be continuing to expand the range of models. The Volvo firm have confirmed that they have been developing a new form of engine technology that will rival the likes of the Nissan Leaf and the Renault Twingo.
Volvo Kers Technology
More recently the Volvo brand have been trialling a new KERS technology that does not assist in powering the model but instead will assist with the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
Like Volvo, the Japanese manufacturer Mazda have been developing a new form of engine technology that will have the ability to rival the emission and fuel efficiency figures achieved by the likes of the Nissan Leaf.
The Nissan Leaf is currently the best selling electrically powered vehicle on the market. However, other manufacturers such as BMW have recently joined the market which may just knock the Nissan model off the top spot.
The Volvo Diesel Hybrid model will have the ability to change between the two power sources in order to get the highest fuel saving setting for a different journey. The Volvo badged model will have the ability to power the model for 31 miles on just pure electric power only.